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1. (WO2018122104) SYSTEM FOR MONITORING OF THE AREA UNDERNEATH AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/122104    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/084151
Publication Date: Fri Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 22 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G05D 1/02
Applicants: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Inventors: SCHWINDT, Oliver F.
Title: SYSTEM FOR MONITORING OF THE AREA UNDERNEATH AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE
Abstract:
A method and system for monitoring an area underneath an autonomous vehicle. The method includes capturing a first topography of a ground surface underneath the autonomous vehicle with a sensor when the autonomous vehicle is stationary; storing the topography of the ground surface in a memory prior to the autonomous vehicle being switched off; capturing a second topography of the ground surface underneath the autonomous vehicle with the sensor before the autonomous vehicle begins moving; and comparing, with an electronic processor, the first topography with the second topography. The method includes enabling autonomous driving of the autonomous vehicle when the first topography of the ground surface underneath the autonomous vehicle and the second topography of the ground surface underneath the autonomous vehicle match.